Star One D1 and JCSAT-15 have been the source of success for a multi-launching plan of Arianespace. The French multinational company is at its eleventh launching mission this year. The organization sent the Star One D1 in space where it will continue to be operated by the Embratel Star One from Brazil. The second one of the two telecommunication satellites, JCSAT-15, will function to the great benefit of the Sky Perfect JSAT Corp which is a major Japanese operator.
Stéphane Israël, the CEO of Arianespace is excited about the success of his multi-mission. This last effort of 2016 saw the end of an ambitious project which was started back in 1985. The company has successfully finished the project of activating all Embratel Star One satellites in space. With this last mission, the Brazilian communication satellite company operates a total of 11 birds. The Star One D1 is designed to fulfill the large potential of the company. The aircraft will enable a broader Internet coverage that will reach all corners of South, North, and Central America. Mexico will be no exception for this telecommunication satellite. Until now, the project is developing according to plan.
Asia’s largest multi-channel pay TV company, Sky Perfect JSAT Corp, has the fifth most important commercial constellation in the world. The Arianespace has just launched its 19th satellite into space. The first mission of its telecommunication satellites was completed in 1989, with the JCSAT-1. The company looks at the new launch as a new opportunity to penetrate the communication market even more. Its only competitor in the Asian area remains B-SAT which owns only three spacecraft.
Space Systems Loral better known as SSL is the organization that produced the two telecommunication satellites in Palo Alto. The company used for this project its SSL 1300 platform. The two spacecraft weighted together around 9,833 kilograms. The upper berth of Ariane 5 was used to launch Star One D1, whose mass is of 6,433 kilograms. The second lower berth transported the JCSAT-15 satellite that has a mass of only 3,400 kilograms.
With these two new telecommunication satellites up and running, consumers can expect better television services. The two giant companies will be able to provide advanced features such as support for Ultra HD video and 4K programming.
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